The American Angus Association is continuing a series of Outreach Seminars that began last year in an effort to boost communication with members. The Outreach Seminars, planned to take place across the nation, will allow Association staff to provide updates on programs, including AngusSource and performance program enhancements.
In addition, breeders will have an opportunity to provide input to Association staff and Board members during interactive discussions about ways the Association can best serve members today and in the future. A series of Outreach Seminars is scheduled for December, with more in the planning phases for early 2005.
"The Outreach Seminars that we conducted last year were very popular, and it is a great way to communicate one-on-one with our producers," says Jim Shirley, vice president of industry relations for the Association. "We encourage our producers to attend one of these sessions to share their ideas with the staff, while we share new information about their Association programs with them."
A list of the seminars with time and location information follows. All times are local to the seminar location.
Osceola, Iowa Dec. 6 1:30 p.m.
Lakeside Casino, 777 Casino Drive, (641) 342-9511
Aberdeen, S.D. Dec. 7 1:30 p.m.
Ramada Inn, 2727 6th Ave. S.E., (605) 225-3600
Scottsbluff, Neb. Dec. 8 1:30 p.m.
Hampton Inn & Suites, 301 West Hwy. 26, (308) 635-5200
Springfield, Ill. Dec. 13 6:30 p.m.
Northfield Inn, 3280 Northfield Dr., (217) 523-7900
Joplin, Mo. Dec. 14 6:30 p.m.
Joplin Regional Stockyards, I-44 & Exit 22, (417) 548-2333
Oklahoma City, Okla. Dec. 15 1:30 p.m.
Holiday Inn Oklahoma City Airport, 2101 S. Meridian, (405) 685-4000
Tyler, Texas Dec. 16 1:30 p.m.
Tyler Rose Garden Center, 420 S. Rose Park Dr., (903) 531-1212
The meetings will last approximately three hours. Anyone interested in attending should contact Linda Campbell at (816) 383-5143 or firstname.lastname@example.org. More information about Outreach Seminars and future meetings planned for 2005 will be available at www.angus.org.
The American Angus Association, with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo., is the worlds largest beef breed organization, providing programs and services to thousands of commercial producers and more than 34,000 members nationwide.
by Shelia Stannard, American Angus Association
director of activity communications and event coordinator